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Registration Now Open for AISC 2013 Spring Seminar Series

February 5, 2013 from American Institute of Steel Construction

(Chicago, IL) – This season, become more informed, more efficient, and a better structural engineer with AISC’s annual Spring Seminar Series. No matter what type of building you’re designing, nowhere else will you learn to leverage your professional knowledge with the 14th Edition Steel Construction Manual, apply welding applications for cost-efficient design or delve into design concepts and connections for seismic braced frames – all while learning from masters in these topics, in person. Organized by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the Spring 2013 Seminar Series will be offered in 12 cities around the U.S. from March to June. Act now and you’ll receive a $50 early registration discount when you register at www.aisc.org/seminars; the discount is valid until February 22.

This year’s AISC spring seminars include:

  • 2010 Specification and 14th Edition Manual: The Louis F. Geschwindner Seminar

    The AISC Steel Construction Manual is a vital resource for building with steel, and you won’t want to miss this full-day seminar discussing important updates featured in its 14th Edition and the 2010 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings (ANSI/AISC 360-10). Located in Part 16 of the Manual, the Specification is the standard that is referenced by building codes and job specifications, and this document is the heart and soul of the information and recommendations provided in all the rest of the Manual. The Manual is available for purchase with this seminar for $100 (a $350 value). Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.

    “This is an excellent training seminar on the new Manual at a reasonable price,” commented Tom Croley with Navy Crane Center in Portsmouth, Va., an attendee at a seminar last spring. “The speakers gave informative presentations on the new Manual plus a good review of some steel design topics. Kudos for providing excellent support to the structural steel community and providing the ‘best bang for your buck.’”

    AISC recently renamed its annual spring and fall seminar in honor of Louis F. Geschwindner, AISC’s previous vice president of engineering and research, for his significant contributions to the structural steel industry and his life-long love of education. Geschwindner was responsible for the development of the 2005 AISC Specification for Structural Steel Buildings and the 13th Edition AISC Steel Construction Manual, as well as all other technical activities of AISC. His distinguished career of service to the design community tallied more than 40 years and culminated in his continuing service as professor emeritus of architectural engineering at the Pennsylvania State University.

  • Listen to the Steel: Duane Miller on Welding

    This seminar covers the full spectrum of welding applications for buildings with topics including: special welding applications, cost reduction ideas, seismic welding issues, heavy welding, details of welded connections and fatigue failures from a variety of industries. Presented by Duane K. Miller, Sc.D., P.E., a recognized authority on the design and performance of welded connections, each module of the lecture offers specific resolutions to welding issues that you can use to become a more effective engineer. Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.

    “This seminar should be required for every structural engineer,” explained one attendee at a presentation last month. “Duane Miller is on par with the best. He took a very technical subject and made it interesting.”

  • Seismic Braced Frames – Design Concepts and Connections

    In this full-day seminar, you’ll gain a better understanding of member and connection design requirements for braced-frame systems and examine design examples of braced-frame member and connection design focusing on, Special Concentrically Braced Frames, Ordinary Concentrically Braced Frames and Buckling-Restrained Braced Frames under seismic loading. The seminar is presented by Rafael Sabelli, S.E., a member of AISC’s Task Committee on the Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings and co-author of AISC Design Guide 20: Steel Plate Shear Walls. Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.

    “Sabelli is very engaging, thorough and knowledgeable in his subject,” commented one attendee at a presentation last month. “Input from his personal experience was appreciated and the technical and practice portions were balanced well.”

  • Effective Steel Design with Seismic Considerations

    This seminar provides valuable insight on design decisions for low-rise office buildings with seismic considerations and covers important steel design topics such as, braced and moment frame configurations and connection type considerations, design for stability, constructability issues, erection tolerances and design rules for economy. As part of the lecture, presented by Sabelli, a case study of a typical low-rise office building in Seismic Design Category D will be presented and analyzed for effective steel design with seismic considerations. Earn 0.8 CEUs/8.0 PDHs.

Each lecture also provides useful tools and resources including course notes, design examples and AISC publications.

For more information on AISC’s spring seminars, registration details and pricing, visit www.aisc.org/seminars.


For more information contact:

Tasha Weiss
Communications Department
(312) 670-5439
[email protected]




American Institute of Steel Construction
The American Institute of Steel Construction, headquartered in Chicago, is a not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, and market development. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry of providing timely and reliable information. 

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